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Thin-Film Photovoltaic (PV) Cells Market Analysis to 2020 - CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide) to Emerge as the Major Technology by 2020

  • Published: Jun-2010
  • Report Code: GBIAE0010MR
  • Report Format: pdf


The report provides key data, information and analysis on the current status and future outlook of Global Thin film industry. The report provides detailed volume and value forecasts to 2020 of the global thin-film PV market by technology type and geographic region. The global thin film photovoltaic (PV) market, despite of caution in the overall PV industry, is expected to experience an overwhelming growth in coming years. By 2020, the industry is set to transform itself to become the face of Solar PV industry.The study also addresses thin-film module production, production capacity, and competition among the industry players (as per technologies) along with the focus on development of emerging technologies in the thin film arena. The report entails comprehensive analysis of top 5 countries. The strongest growth for thin film, as per our analysis, will be in Europe and the US in the short to medium term. Asian countries like China, Japan, and India are also expected to speedup their escalation in the medium term. In Germany will remain strongest and the most important market for thin film PV industry.


  • This comprehensive report gives a thorough analysis of global thin film photovoltaic (PV) market.

  • The report covers top 5 countries – Germany, Japan, the US (United States), China and Republic of Korea.

  • Cumulative and annual installed capacity from 2001 to 2009, with forecasts to 2020 for the Global Solar PV and Global Thin Film PV industry.

  • Market share and comparative analysis of different thin film technologies along with forecast. Technologies covered include Amorphous Silicon (a-Si), Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIGS)

  • Comparative analysis of traditional solar PV technology and thin film PV technology.

  • Competitive landscape which also includes the detailed information of top 10 companies. Key companies covered include First Solar, Inc., United Solar Ovonic, LLC, Sharp Corporation, Kaneka Corporation, Trony Solar Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

  • Key topics covered include the Market Drivers, Market Restraints, Market trends, emerging market and Investment status.

Reasons To Buy

  • The report will enhance your decision making capability in more rapid and time sensitive manner. It will allow the user to:

  • Identify key growth drivers and restrain, and competitive landscape in top 5 countries

  • Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the industry's growth potential by developing strategies based on the industry’s emerging technologies and current market strategies adopted by the top players.

  • Identify key established industry players along with start-up ventures while analyzing investment trends in the industry.

  • Identify the drivers and restraints of global thin film industry along with its established technologies

  • Facilitate decision making based on strong historic and forecast data.

  • Understand how each technology, each at a different stage of development and adoption, are driven forward to the development path.

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